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The 100 Greatest Games | 25 | Resident Evil

YEAR: 1996     FORMAT: PLAYSTATION

The 100 Greatest Games | 25 | Resident Evil


The game that made the edgy world of survival horror famous, Resident Evil rose above its clumsy control system, cheesy dialogue and frustrating item-swapping to become a genuine classic. A remarkable exercise in atmosphere and chills, Resi mixed the jittery, 'jump out of your skin' scares of mainstream horror flicks with the creeping menace of Romero's first Living Dead movie, creating a game that was scary to play yet hard to resist, and paved the way for the blitzkrieg of spin-off games, movies and toys that have varied wildly in quality - and frustrated devoted fans - ever since.

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When exploring the creepy house for the first time, there are few gamers who didn't leap off their sofa when the undead dogs first jump through the window. Or when the first zombie looked over his shoulder. Or when you caught your first glimpse of a grinning Hunter. Or when�

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